Eric 1Key – after the ‘Expericment’

Published on December 04, 2016 by Moses Opobo for the New Times

I was already familiar with Opobo’s work, which he shared on his Facebook page and we even got deeper after a few arguments related to how I view the work of entertainment journalists in Rwanda. He is absolutely right when he says;

The slam poet, rapper and blogger has cultivated another parallel reputation over the years – ranting. So much so that, day in, day out, he has to contend with the frequent question: “Eric, why do you like to criticize?”

When he asked me to meet him so we could discuss about my work, I said to myself, “I hope he did his research.” Indeed he did and we had a good couple of hours delving into the #Expericment series.

Basically it was testing the waters to see what business model could work out, and 1Key stretched his imagination and creativity to the limit. In all, he did four Expericment shows staged at different venues in Kigali, each with a different theme and concept; from politics to sex to identity.

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Thank you, Mr. Opobo for your interest in my work, and rants 🙂

All the best!

Ngangare’s turn to thrill; and does he surprise us?

Published on Friday, July 15 2016 by The East African

I don’t know two entertainment journalists in Rwanda who have half of the passion that drives Andrew I. Kazibwe. He has written about my work on various platforms, this time he took the Sexpericment to The East African.

Ngarage’s creativity is overwhelming. He takes the crowd by surprise. For instance, the microphone stand decorated with a pair of knickers raises the audience’s eyebrows, yet keeps them in anticipation of what this show holds.According to Ngangare, creating methods and techniques of live performances in such a way that both the performer and the audience have a great time is all he aims for, as he is trying to answer the question “Can an artiste live from his art in present Rwanda?”

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